Guardians of the Galaxy

The most popular film of 2014 has been Guardians of the Galaxy. The newest movie by the Marvel franchise features brash adventurer Peter Quill and his quartet of misfits - Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. This is the first of many movies that will feature Quill and his friends guarding the galaxy from various dangers and foes.

The Bible speaks of God’s holy angels as guardians of the galaxy. Psalm 91 specifically tells us that “[God] will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. They will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.” Thank God for guardian angels. These angels protect Christians from meaningless harm. They ensure our safety. Artists, like Michelangelo with his Sistine Chapel, like to picture angels as being cute little cherubs, little baby angels, or beautiful female angels. In reality, God speaks of His angels as being warriors, soldiers, carrying flaming swords and riding chariots of fire. The first thing angels always say to people is: “Don’t be afraid!”

Notice how the President of the United States always has police snipers on rooftops, armed police in the streets and Secret Service agents surrounding him. The angels are God’s secret agents. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, they are with us working quietly, quickly, behind the scenes to protect us from danger – danger we don’t always see coming. It is comforting to know that these angels never go on a break, they never go on strike, and they never ask for a bigger pay raise. Instead, they guard and protect us in all our ways.

God sends His angels to protect us. Do you have any personal angel stories to tell?

God’s angels are real and are active. They stand on guard, protecting us from meaningless harm. That’s comforting to know that wherever we walk, angels walk with us. We have God's promise. The angels are there shutting the lions’ mouths, like with Daniel; they are protecting from the fiery furnace, like with Shadrach, Meschach, and Abednego; and they are ministering to our needs, like with Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.

God’s angels are guarding His galaxy … and beyond. 


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